Tuesday, June 25, 2019

She believe she could

this project started off like this... stamping and cutting out cute little clouds in shades of blue and grey.

And it ended up like this, with a set of 3 ATCs.

The background was one of several I'd made with inks and some background stamping in blues and oranges and yellow. I cut some of the clouds in half and used them to look like they were going off the page. It's a good trick for making things go a bit further.

I added the Stampotique image and glittered her wings, then stamped out the words. It always takes a long time to stmap them out, and I can't get them straight, so I go for the wonky typewriter look every time. I did my usual trick of outlining in black and white pens.

I was so pleased with them, that I made a larger plaque for my desk. I used the thick card back from a todo list/notepad I'd used up. I enjoyed tucking the little clours half beghind things so that it looks like the words and the fairy are resting on them.

The sun/halo was done by masking off using a circle punch and a post it note- the sticy on the post it keeps the circle in place- top tip! I sponged orange ink round it.

I made little leaves using some offcuts from the background- I just drew the leaves on and cut them out. Simple! OOh, look at the chickenwire stamp in this photo, that's fab.

I miss making ATCs, I used to make so many. I'm not sure I'm ready to part with these- but if anyone wants to swap get in touch, I'm sure I can manage it.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 21, 2019


I'm secretly very pleased with this year's Father's Day card for my smashing Dad. Well, not so secret now it's on here, right?

The background was made a few days before, and I lopped a section off an A4 sheet to make this card. I added a few bars of music in black and the sentiment.

The DAD letters are Thickers.

Matted onto black it was a simple one to make.

And te ribbon brings it all together.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A little hello

I needed a gift card holder, so off I trundled to my desk.

Lots of decoration on the front- mostly from a My Mind's Eye collection.

I outlined everything with black pen, as always.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 6, 2019


OK so this layout has been on my radar for a while now. I spotted something similar on Pinterest, but in a very different style and colourway. I wanted to recreate the idea of slanted pages across a background.

The mustard arrow paper and mustard card were from the Crop Central kit from this month. I pulled out some black stripes and flowers and got cutting. It may look as if there's multiple sheets of paper on this layout, but you know us crafters are too mean to use up paper like that. I cut out edges and stuck them on top of one another.

I used off cuts for little tags.

The Smile is a little chipboard die cut I bought at the Central Crop, and inked with an inkpad.

I thought the gold perals looked a little bit like bubbles or balloons. The photo is of my son's American Football team presentation last year, so the colours are spot on. go Vipers!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


This layout started with the blue paint drips.

I doodled the date in some stamped circles. The photo is of my boy and his grandma when he bought his car.

I love layering up lots of elements. There's a couple of envelopes (one with a tag with journaling), some punching offcuts, patterned paper, a tag or two...

I actually cut the tag in half to make it streeeeeetch to the bottom.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Close up

It was my second visit to the Central Crop this weekend. I finished 3 layouts and I'm halfway through a third, so not too bad but I do need to quicken up a bit. I had a lovely time chatting away though!

This layout was the product of a little challenge from 2 of my fellow cropees. I've had a funny little stamp kit with me- this one here.

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I was challenged to use all of the stamps together. They are an eclectic mix...

I went for a technique I've used before- I masked off an area on the background, then added splodges of ink and lots and lots of stamping.

Kinda works, right? It needed a weird photo to match, so I chose this one of our lovely weird Luna cat.

Thanks for looking!